ANN ARBOR, Mich. — At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh later this month, TECAT Performance Systems will demonstrate the first commercially available wireless sensor capable of measuring in-flight torque data on experimental aircraft with real-time results. [Read more…]
SAN FRANCISCO — LAM Aviation has introduced a new wing flight control system.
According to company officials, the LAM Aero System (LAS) is based on a novel approach to using aileron and flap panels that exploits new interactions between the panels, while uncoupling the traditional interdependent sizing relationship between ailerons and flaps. The resulting configurations limit loss of control and stall/spin departure by allowing a smaller wing to produce more lift, while also improving roll control at slow speeds, officials say. [Read more…]
SEATTLE — The Museum of Flight will temporarily suspend its normal operations Friday morning, July 15, through Sunday evening, July 17, for an unprecedented three-day special event, which sold out within hours of announcement.
The invitation-only event celebrating Boeing’s 100th anniversary will take place at the museum and its perimeter from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. all three days.
The museum will reopen to all visitors on Monday morning, July 18, and will remain open with extended hours, through 8 p.m. daily through the summer.
SALINA, Kansas — The unmanned aircraft systems program on Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus is adding to its academic offerings through a new collaboration with a neighboring university.
Starting this fall, students in Kansas State Polytechnic’s UAS program will be able to enroll in an emergency management minor taken through Kansas Wesleyan University (KWU), which is also in Salina. Additionally, students in the emergency management program at KWU now are given the option to earn a UAS minor through Kansas State Polytechnic’s program. [Read more…]
The Raven departed its home airport for a local flight near Mattituck, N.Y.
Radar data indicated that, about nine minutes after departure, the airplane was at 7,400 feet mean sea level (msl) and had begun a left 270° turn. The last radar return, which was recorded about a minute later, showed the airplane about 1,100 feet msl, which correlates to an approximate 6,000 foot-per-minute descent. [Read more…]
Daniel Brian sent in this photo with a short note: “Here’s a photo of my son and I taking advantage of a perfect evening in our 1946 J-3. Doing my best to pass along the aviation ‘bug’ like my dad did for me. By the way, this is using a flightflix strut mount and GoPro.”
By JAMES J. PIEKLO
You know the type. They move next to a railroad track or an airport then immediately start complaining about the noise.
I happen to live directly under the flight path of Ocean City Municipal Airport (26N) in New Jersey, and I don’t mind the noise in the least. Our in-house VHF radio is tuned not only to the Ocean City Unicom, but also to our near-by “large” airport, Atlantic City International Airport (KACY).
Even since I can remember I wanted to fly. To this day I remember a doctor telling me that my eyes would never allow that happen. [Read more…]
Third Class Medical Reform Closer to Reality
The Senate has voted to pass H.R. 636, known as the “FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016,” which has already passed the House. The legislation, which includes third class medical reform, next goes to President Obama for his signature.
The FAA’s authorization expires July 15. The new bill extends that authorization to Sept. 30, 2017.
“This is the most significant legislative victory for general aviation in decades,” said Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) President Mark Baker. [Read more…]
Would you do it? Check out this video of two pilots flying a Cessna into Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. [Read more…]